Please review out Frequently Asked Questions Below
|Who needs a Fishing License?||
Almost everyone 16 and over must have a license to fish in freshwater. Some New York residents may apply for free licenses. They include the blind, some Native Americans living in New York, resident patients at U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs hospitals or state-funded facilities, New York State residents who are active members of the National Guard or U.S. Reserve Forces and New York State residents who are on full time active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces stationed out-of-state, and are in New York for no longer than 30 days.
To qualify for a resident license, you must have a permanent domicile in the state for at least 30 days immediately preceding your application.
For detailed fishing regulations information, call any DEC Regional office or consult a current New York fishing regulations guide available from all license issuing agents.
|Where do I get one?||
DEC Regional offices, Town and County clerks, many bait and tackle shops, local sporting goods stores and some State campsites sell licenses, and those that do not can usually direct you to a license agent.
Save time and effort by purchasing licenses online through DEC's Automated Licensing System (DECALS), by phone by calling 1-86-NY-DECALS, or by mail by sending payment and a completed license application to Verizon, PO Box 36985, Phoenix, AZ 85067 – 6985. Visa and MasterCard accepted. The online purchasing system, license applications and further information can be found at www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6101.html. Resident license buyers also must have a NYS drivers license, learners permit or non-drivers ID.
For complete details all the ways to purchase a sporting license, visit the DEC at...
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